Paula-Oct2013_832x1248Important Update: Due to the volume of questions we’ve received on this topic, it will be presented in two parts. Part 1: Lesions and Lacerations (Skin Repairs) will be presented this week. Part 2: CPT Other Skin Procedures will follow next month to address the remaining aspects of this topic.

Sometimes coding procedures on the integumentary system in CPT© really gets under your skin! But once we realize that our questions are usually “only skin deep” and that a new perspective can make coding skin procedures in CPT© less difficult, we can basque in the light of confidence. One CEU from AHIMA is available for attending this complete session.

In CPT© Coding Skin Procedures 2016, you’ll gain that new perspective as we discuss the answers to the questions most often submitted to our experts, including:

  • How/when to report excision of lesions versus and/or with repair of the skin?
  • Do I add the length of all my lacerations together or report them separately?
  • Can you explain what is the difference in a flap and a graft and how to code them in CPT?
  • What do I report for a lumpectomy on the breast? (This will be in Part 2)
  • Can I use a modifier -25  or -59 on a lesion removal? 
  • What is the difference in debridement codes (11000-11047) and “Active wound care management with selective/non-selective debridement in the Medicine Section of CPT?  (This will be in Part 2)
  • What ICD-10-CM code should I use to prove medical necessity? (This will be covered in both sessions.)

and more.

Be sure to note your “toughest question” when you register for this event today!

Cost for this session is $225. Not sure you’re a subscriber? No problem! Submit your toughest question and register to attend. We’ll validate your status or email you with options.

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